Today we had the pleasure of
stopping off on the way home at the Bicester Avenue Wyevale Garden Centre to
enjoy breakfast with Father Christmas.
Child tickets are £9.99 and
adults £7.99 or £3.99 depending on whether you want a cooked breakfast or just
a fresh pastry and drink. I think it
was all very reasonable for what was included, excellent value for money
really. You can even save a further 15%
off child tickets if you book a visit before the 2nd of December.
The tables were dressed with
crackers and there were activity sheets and colouring crayons for the children
to amuse themselves.
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The staff in the
store were very attentive making sure everyone had drinks and our food was
served promptly and was a decent portion size.
All in all my husband and I felt very relaxed it was lovely tucking into
our meals and the boys being occupied first eating their own breakfasts and after
decorating their biscuits. You can see the presents from Father Christmas in the background – quite a lot of choice.
The boys both had breakfast and
squash, they had a biscuit each to decorate with an icing bag and lots of
sweets to sprinkle on afterwards. It
really was a lovely experience. Before Father
Christmas arrived the children had to call for him and a few of the younger
children had bells to ring.
After meeting Father Christmas
they had an opportunity to pick a present.
I thought it was quite nice that the children got to pick their own
presents rather than have something randomly wrapped up which might not be suitable
for their interests.
I think they liked the novelty,
as this is the first time they have ever been able to pick their own gift. I don’t know if this is the case for all the
Wyevale Garden Centres or just this particular one, but the presents they opted
for were nice quality products – a colouring set for eldest and a meteorite
aliens activity set for youngest.
Bicester Avenue was a really nice
store; it had been decorated well for Christmas, with snowflakes, penguins and
lots of twinkly Christmas trees, everything was clean and tidy. I would definitely stop here again to break
up our journey, as sadly we don’t have a centre close to home.